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Old 02-10-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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I'm looking for new to simi-new released muds that:

1. Have -no- stock areas
2. Are planning to be fairly heavily RP based (although having it required at all times isn't important)
3. Don't have an excessive amount of color for everything, and certainly none in the names of items.


By simi-new I'm talking about anything from a day to about a year and a half .
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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Hi,

I don't promote any mud but I do have a couple of suggestions.

I think any of the IRE (Iron Realms) muds meet your criteria. Namely, Lusternia or Imperian. Although all of them are top-notch.

Also, not too new but at the top of the list is Geas. It is RP intensive, class-less and level-less and a ton of fun. I highly recommend it!

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Old 02-11-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I've tried those before and they're not quite what I'm looking for. I'd like something a -little- newer than those guys--they mostly seem as if they're just the older versions rereleased with a few updates, new class names, and a new world setting.
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:34 AM   #4
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Check out Akanbar. I haven't played it for a while now, but it's a new (I think it's technically still in "beta", but it's been around for a while now) rp-intensive mud that fits most of your criteria. I played for a while before deciding to start playing Awakenedworlds which is a great mud, albeit not fairly new and not exactly what you're looking for -- it's a Shadowrun, ie Cyberpunk, mud.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:35 PM   #5
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Just out of curiosity, how come you're looking for a mud that's less then a year and a half old?

Other then that, Carrion Fields fits your bill pretty well. It is mandatory roleplaying at all times, but in my experience if you want "RP intensive" then it has to be mandatory, or else you're always dealing with someone that isn't roleplaying at all. CF hasn't had any stock areas in many, many years.

I also think our color scheme could be exactly what you're looking for. The basic color option that defaults to "on" highlights important things like communication, combat damage, dispelled affects, etc. You have the option to toggle on "color roomnames" which highlights the name of the room you are in (colored depending on the type of terrain you are in) or "color exits" which just makes them white so they stand out better. Not a single object has color in its name.

Also, unlike the IRE muds (Lusternia and Imperian) that someone else recomended, CF is completely free.

Anyway, if you're willing to overlook our age, I think you'll like it! I understand if you're one of those guys that only goes for the younger chicks though.
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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Well that's not encouraging at all. I just checked it and both the site and mud are down .


I'll give it a try when it comes back up .


I'm looking for a newish mud mostly because I've found that (just in general) older muds tend to have a lot of drama going on, whereas many new muds have less of that. I've seen exceptions in both cases, of course, but just speaking in general .
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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Well crap, sorry.  This is from one of our Implementors:

"Down for a bit."

The problem is with the server or network, not the MUD itself. We're in contact with our hosting company and presently going through our normal routine for troubleshooting and repairing the (currently unknown) problem. We'll update further as we understand more.



That's embarrasing, talk about bad timing!  Hope you get a chance to check it out once they resolve the issue.

Also, regarding "drama" issues with an older mud.  We certainly have our share of drama amongst our community of players.  I imagine even a newer mud wont be free of that.  With our mud itself, however, being 100% in-character, you have to visit various forums (especially the player-run forums) to get a dose of it.  During gameplay itself, everyone should be roleplaying their individual characters.  I think the occasional friction causer is inevetible when we're dealing with the anoynomous internet.

EDIT: Okay, our hosting company fixed part of the problem, and should be handling the rest shortly. For now our website and forums are back up, but not the game just yet.
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:21 PM   #8
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Trying to powerlevel on AR while CF is down is a pastime for some guys. Because you can do things like this:

* attack/suicide your own guild guardian six times
* say OMG LOLZ d00d upon discovering your IRL friends are in the game
* whine about there being no charred bracers, spider axes, etc. Over a public channel.
* get ass kicked by goblins and say "this mud is gay"

You'll get deleted for it, but you can do them.

Abandoned Realms. Where its one big FREE happy deny party!
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:57 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by (Davairus @ Feb. 12 2006,21:21)
Trying to powerlevel on AR while CF is down is a pastime for some guys.  Because you can do things like this:

* attack/suicide your own guild guardian six times
* say OMG LOLZ d00d upon discovering your IRL friends are in the game
* whine about there being no charred bracers, spider axes, etc. Over a public channel.
* get ass kicked by goblins and say "this mud is gay"

You'll get deleted for it, but you can do them.

Abandoned Realms.  Where its one big FREE happy deny party!
Did you mean for that to come off pointless and retarded?

Just curious. I couldn't decide if it was some kind of misconcieved satire or unintentional.
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:21 PM   #10
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Aarn gets +1 point for outlining our model, and -1 point for picking the longest downtime I remember in my years as a staff member.  We were down for part of the morning and early afternoon today.  Bleh.

Our hosting company rebooted our servers for reasons unknown.  Not only that, they managed to put us into some sort of single-user "safe" mode, which is bad when your purpose is to run a multiplayer game.

Not a fun day to be an Implementor, even though I mostly watched and learned while a more technically savvy person led the charge.

Anyway, we're back up and running smoothly.  Apologies for the speed bump, and I assure you it was a very unusual event for us.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:22 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by (The_Disciple @ Feb. 12 2006,21:57)
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Originally Posted by Davairus,Feb. 12 2006,21:21
Trying to powerlevel on AR while CF is down is a pastime for some guys. Because you can do things like this:

* attack/suicide your own guild guardian six times
* say OMG LOLZ d00d upon discovering your IRL friends are in the game
* whine about there being no charred bracers, spider axes, etc. Over a public channel.
* get ass kicked by goblins and say "this mud is gay"

You'll get deleted for it, but you can do them.

Abandoned Realms. Where its one big FREE happy deny party!
Did you mean for that to come off pointless and retarded?

Just curious. I couldn't decide if it was some kind of misconcieved satire or unintentional.

Yeah, it was just meant to be a bit of pointless fun and humour like I had to sit through. I'll take the eggs on my face sunny side up, thanks. Some entertaining events that transpired on our mud today courtesy of some bored mudders from Carrion Fields. It was an enlightening experience though, they brought up some issues with newbie levelling that hadn't been seen before, even while just messing around. CF's got a real gift in having helpful players like that.

I was very impressed to meet a guy that had been mudding since merc. Only other guy I've met that old wandering around on our mud was claiming to be Set (he wrote the stock areas Solace, Treetops, a few others)... its really cool to meet old farts like that.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:02 AM   #12
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I am playing Achaea,First Age Avalon and Carrion Fields(just began today).I love all three of them.Very much involving.
And to correct the admin from Carrion,the muds from Iron are free of charge.Players can purchase extras if they wish.That is all
Anyway,fee; free to try those three.I am sure you will like one of them.

P.S. My character name in all MUDs is Ikki
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:17 AM   #13
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If you can get on and play for free, against folks who have purchased uber things with real money for their characters that they can never loose and you can never get (without paying them cash money too), I just don't count that as "free" mudding. "Free to get your ass kicked" maybe, or "Free to pay them cash."

Anyway, that's one of the reason I recomended CF to Rykkan. IRE muds advertise themselves for free, when they're not free. On CF, real money will never have an affect on a character in the game, ever.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:31 AM   #14
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There are hundreds of other threads where you can argue if IRE is free to play or not, how about we keep this thread on topic?

On topic, Lusternia might fit your bill being IRE's newest. For the other ones I haven't tried them yet but I haven't heard anything bad about CF so try that out too. You'll never find the right mud by listening to everyone else, try out a few that seem interesting and see if you like it.

If by semi-new you mean, should open for testing by the end of this year, I would suggest mine

If the semi-new thing is a big deal for you,
http://www.topmudsites.com/cgi-bin....earch=1
Gives you the ability to search through the TMS database by year, amoung many other things.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:51 AM   #15
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I was just responding to the admin from Carrion.
And even though Iron suggest buying extras,that is still a person's choice.
I surely play both Iron Realms games(right now Achaea) and Carrion.
As far as new ones,Lusternia would surely fit the bill.Lusternia is the latest from Iron Realms and it is also the most complex.
Another one may be Medieva,although I am not sure how new is that one
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:54 AM   #16
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I was just responding to the admin from Carrion.
And even though Iron suggest buying extras,that is still a person's choice.
I surely play both Iron Realms games(right now Achaea) and Carrion.
As far as new ones,Lusternia would surely fit the bill.Lusternia is the latest from Iron Realms and it is also the most complex.
Another one may be Medieva,although I am not sure how new is that one
Med is very old, and just mentioning it's name here sparks more flames than you want to know about. To sum up all the flames before the start, they have heavily modified the Diku licence, claim since they changed all the code they originally used the no longer have to abide by the agreement and now use Med to make money. They were kicked off TMS once for that(or so I've heard), and was let back not too long ago. They violted TMS rules, refused to abide by them and was removed again. Decide what you will with that, I don't feel like seeing that flame war start again.

Never played their games, so don't know much about it from there.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:12 AM   #17
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[quote] I was very impressed to meet a guy that had been mudding since merc. Only other guy I've met that old wandering around on our mud was claiming to be Set (he wrote the stock areas Solace, Treetops, a few others)... its really cool to meet old farts like that.

lol my title is Evil old fart

yep were an older mud started aournd mid 1996 by a bunch of old farts , and yes were still kicking and still have alot of the origional players visiting daily

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Steep learning curve at abandoned realms, that's a given. Slight difference though at AR, people don't get a rise out of trash killing every newbie in sight. In fact, a good number of experienced players will stop the pk if it's a complete/relative newbie. In addition, since it's RP-enforced, you won't have neutral silent kill you at level 20. And well, if it happens, you send a pray and the guy gets talked to. Anyway, quality mud, and most of us are relatively nice.

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Old 02-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #19
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In fact, a good number of experienced players will stop the pk if it's a complete/relative newbie.
I'm confused. You're saying this is a game for pusses and you're proud of that?

Not every MUD is a competitive game, but if you're going to be one, do it right. How boring would it be to watch a basketball game where the teams didn't try very hard to score because they didn't want to hurt the other team's feelings?

No one ever became great at anything by being babied.
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Actually, I believe I said people don't get a rise out of cheese pks. So being able to one round a newbie, which is not much of a challenge, is not something a lot of vets reallly care to do. Instead, they'd probably go out of their way and help said newbie. If it's vet vs vet, it is no holds barred, and usually someone ends up naked. But, like I said, newbies who don't know what's going on and who are going get cheesed are given an easier time. I'd appreciate if you didn't attempt to misrepresent what I said in an implied ad mudinem attack.
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